University of Hertfordshire

University of Hertfordshire

Head of Study Abroad

Post Title Head of Study Abroad

SBU/Department: International Office

FTE: 0.5 FTE (18.5 hours per week)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Salary: UH9 £56,021pa pro rata to £63,029pa with potential to progress to £66,857pa by annual increments on achieving designated skills and experience

Annual Leave: 30 days pro rata plus standard public holidays and an additional 4 days including the closure of our office between Christmas and New Year

Location: College Lane Campus, Hatfield

This is a new and key post to assist the Director of International Education in the leadership, growth and delivery of the University's study abroad and exchange activity. As such, the Head of Study Abroad will contribute to the strategic development and operational leadership of the study abroad programme and management of the University's exchange partnerships. It will involve significant communication and liaison internally with the University's schools of study and externally with the University's exchange partnerships.

Main duties and responsibilities

Key duties will include assisting in managing and developing the portfolio of international partnerships with peer universities for study abroad and exchange and related dual and joint award mobility opportunities. You will need to advise and assist our academic schools with the development of international experience opportunities for students and staff, including short term mobility, in line with the Global Experience Strategy. You would also assist in managing mobility funding programmes, such as the Turing Scheme and other funding sources, including budgets and application and seeking of new funding sources. You would be expected to represent the University within higher education organisations at national, European and international levels, including contributions to conferences, seminars and workshops.

Skills and experience required

You will need to have experience of senior leadership and a knowledge of the global higher education landscape and experience of study abroad and exchange activity. The post will require good communication, networking and liaison skills with the ability to build relationships internally and externally at all levels and to engage and inspire others in the development and delivery of study abroad. It will require good organisational skills, the ability to use initiative and a flexible approach and delivery to deadlines.

Qualifications required

A minimum of a Bachelors Degree or equivalent qualification. You will also need to be willing to travel overseas in support of and development of the University's study abroad and exchange activity.

Please view the job description and person specification for a full list of the duties and essential criteria. Please attach a personal statement showing clearly how your skills and experience match the Person Specification.

We regret that we are unable to offer UKVI sponsorship for this post; applicants will either hold UK Right to Work, or demonstrate access to UK Right to Work, before an offer is made.

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries: Maria Currant, [email protected]

Closing Date : 04 April 2024

Interview Date: TBC

Reference Number: 058155

Date advert placed: 21 March 2024

Our vision is to transform lives: UH is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and building a diverse community. We welcome applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of their protected characteristics, and recognise there are different ways applicants may achieve the criteria in this document. We offer a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible location opportunities within the UK, discounted Sports Village memberships and free Active Staff sessions, personal and professional development and family-friendly policies. #GoHerts

Job details


Head of Study Abroad


University of Hertfordshire


United Kingdom


March 22, 2024

Application deadline

April 04, 2024

Job type



Business and Economics,Education,Political Science,Social Science

About the employer

Formerly recognized as Hatfield Technical College, University of Hertfordshire is a public university which was established in the year 1952. This university primarily developed its roots in aeronautical engineering. In the year 1961, it was given the status of a regional college by the Ministry of Education. The British Government granted this college the university status in the year 1992. The university has multiple research centres in various fields including health and human sciences, arts and humanities and science and technology.

The University of Hertfordshire has two campuses, namely De Havilland and College Lane, which are spread across sprawling premises. The campuses offer on-campus accommodation to the students and are equipped with many first-class facilities such as a gym, central hub and social spaces. They also have sports facilities, including a pool and a climbing wall. De Haville Campus opened in the year 2005 and is provided with a computer centre, library and resource centre. Both the campuses are accessible by bus and trains. The university offers bus services to the students called Uno. Uno provides safe rides to the students and staff members at a discounted rate. The university has many educational spots, including a creative art gallery, biology lab, aerospace lab, simulation wards, observatory and a law building.

This university offers placement opportunities in many areas such as business, creative arts, physics, maths and law. According to the Complete University Guide 2015, it has the lowest rate of 'student relevant' crimes. The Trident Media Radio is the campus radio operated by the students. This university has a plethora of partners. Some of them are McGill University Canada, University of Okhalama and James Cook University. The university has developed many notable alumni that are doing successfully in their fields. Tony Banham is the Founder of Hong Kong War Diary Project. Helen Lederer is a famous actress and comedian. Minister of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, Darell Leikin graduated from the University of Hertfordshire. Chris Gubbey is Auto Executive for General Motors. Upen Patel is an acclaimed film actor and a model. BBC presenter, Kate Bellingham is a renowned alumnus of this university. In addition, it has also produced many eminent sports personalities such as Ajaz Akhtar, who is a British cricketer and Noah Cato, who is a rugby union player.

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